Monday, November 5, 2018

Medieval Monday Blog Hop with Judith Sterling

I’m delighted to announce the return of Medieval Monday. Escape with us into the realm of medieval romance, into the world of knights, Highlanders, strong maidens, and a dragon or two!
Today, I’m welcoming Judith Sterling. Her hero has an interesting problem. How eager would the bridegroom be if he knew he could never bed the bride?
Here is Judith’s first excerpt from Flight of the Raven, Book One of The Novels of Ravenwood.

"Not many romance novels focus in marital drama but this one does and does it well." Amazon Reviewer
Excerpt One          
The brisk wind lashed William’s cheeks as he emerged from the stairwell and stamped onto the twilit battlements.  All night he’d paced:  round the bailey, through the darkened keep, and high above it all.  Anywhere served, so long as ʼtwasn’t his bedchamber.
            As the hours waxed, so did his temper.  His mind discharged a clear and terrible record of his life, from the moment he left for the Holy Land to the memory of Emma’s tears.  He went over the details again and again, stewing in a burst of negativity which was all-consuming.
            Now, on the battlements, his mood so blinded him he nearly slammed into the figure approaching from his right.  At the last second, he stepped aside.  Then he jerked to a halt in recognition.
Make sure to comment below for a chance to win a digital copy of Flight of the Raven (or if you already own a copy, your choice of another of Judith’s books).  A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on December 31.
Follow along next Monday on Mary Morgan’s blog: http://www.marymorganauthor.com
Blurb
How eager would the bridegroom be if he knew he could never bed the bride?
Lady Emma of Ravenwood Keep is prepared to give Sir William l’Orage land, wealth, and her hand in marriage.  But her virginity?  Not unless he loves her.  The curse that claimed her mother is clear:  unless a Ravenwood heir is conceived in love, the mother will die in childbirth.  Emma is determined to dodge the curse.  Then William arrives, brandishing raw sensuality which dares her to explore her own.
William the Storm isn’t a man to be gainsaid.  He’ll give her protection, loyalty, and as much tenderness as he can muster.  But malignant memories quell the mere thought of love.  To him, the curse is codswallop.  He plans a seduction to breach Emma’s fears and raze her objections.  What follows is a test of wills and an affirmation of the power of love.

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